Constitution On Trial:
Will Senate Uphold It or Defile It?
Posted January 14, 1999
The Senate trial of President William Jefferson Clinton began today. As with the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, many liberals are pushing for the Senate to dismiss the case against Clinton and censure the President before weighing all the evidence. Praying Christians across America are needed to petition God that the Senate will do the right thing!
Please Agree with us in Prayer (Mt 18:18-20):
Almighty and most Gracious Lord, we acknowledge your sovereignty over this nation. We ask that the Spirit of the Lord rest upon the Senate members, the President, the White House lawyers, the House managers and Chief Justice
Rehnquist. We ask that the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of power, and the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord be upon those involved in the impeachment trial. May the trial be open, for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hidden that shall not be made known. Let the Senators judge nothing before the appointed time, for it is God who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the heart. Cleanse the motives of all concerned in these matters through repentance and submission unto your Holy Spirit. May they not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. And may America return to the God of the Bible, coming boldly before the throne of grace, that America may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.(Is 11:2; Lk 12:2;Rom 12:21; 1 Cor 4:5; Heb 4:16)
Other Prayer Focuses
- The House prosecutors have warned the Senate in a 105-page trial memorandum that failure to convict Clinton could have serious consequences for the balance of power between the three branches of government. "Ö[N]o House of
Representatives will ever be able to impeach again and no Senate will ever convict" if Clinton escapes conviction states the House memorandum delivered to the Senate on Monday. The failure of the Senate to uphold the Constitution by finding the President guilty of lying under oath and obstructing justice will weaken a safeguard that our Founding Fathers believed was important and
- The Senate is still divided on whether to have the jury deliberations open to the media and general public. At this time, the Senate rules state that the evidence shall be presented in the open, but the deliberations of the Senators will be conducted behind closed doors. It will take a two-thirds majority to change the rules to have the public witness to the jury deliberations. Many
feel that if the jury deliberations are closed no one will be sure what actually takes place behind that closed door. Will justice be served or more bending of the Constitution?
- The Senate is still split on the admission of witnesses and other evidence. The current plan is not to vote concerning witnesses until after the House managers have made their case for the impeachment articles and the White House rebuts. The Senators, as jurors, need to hear and weigh the testimonies of those involved in this case. Witnesses were mandated by God to insure that justice is accomplished - so an accused person is not unfairly tried on hearsay and also so that a solid case can be prosecuted against a perpetrator of evil.
- While the nation has been consumed with the impeachment hearings and trial, President Clinton has shown that he will continue to destroy the fabric of
this great country by his socialistic agendas. On December 10, 1998, Clinton issued executive order (EO) 13107 on the "Implementation of Human Rights Treaties." With this document, Clinton stole from the Senate the power to
implement U.N.-sponsored treaties that the legislative branch of our government had not ratified. And just this week, Clinton renominated James Hormel, a homosexual and supporter of "gay" rights, as ambassador to Luxembourg. Just last year, the Senate refused to vote on Hormel's nomination.
- God's people must remember that despite the polls, media harassment and White House blackmail, the U.S. House of Representatives did what was right in December and passed two of four articles of impeachment against President Clinton. With the prayers of His saints in agreement, the Senate may be forced to do the right thing by the power of the Spirit of the Almighty. This is no time to be fearful and pull back. "For such a time as this," God's people may have been raised.
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